Cox ATH Rian Gibson (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Rian Gibson sees his hard work pay off
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
This season of Coronavirus shut down has made it pretty hard for high school athletes to showcase themselves.
When hard work pays off with a college offer, the result is ever more sweet.
I am proud and excited to announce my first official offer to play college football from the College of Wooster!!@CoachKooser @Coach_Colaprete @CoachZohn @Gibs316 @ChixBeachGym @GAMEAcademyNow pic.twitter.com/b5Fsekuf5S
— Rian Gibson (@RianGibson36) September 17, 2020
Frank W. Cox High School senior Rian Gibson (2021 ATH 5-11 160) broke the ice with an offer from the College of Wooster last week. For Rian, the opportunity is long overdue.
“It feels like a dream come true, and it gives me a sense of relief knowing that I’m truly going to be playing the game I love for another four years,” said Rian.
The College of Wooster is a Division III school in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Fighting Scots play conference games against schools like Allegheny, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan and Wabash. Wooster is in Wooster, Ohio and all the schools of the conference are in Indiana, Ohio or Pennsylvania.
“Coach Kooser (O-line) and I have been talking since about February. He first reached out through an email and we started talking that way. Since then, he’s given me his phone number and we talk consistently about two to thee times a week,” Gibson explained. “I’ve been talking with some of the other schools in the NCAC like Allegheny and Oberlin. I’ve also been in contact with coaches from Brevard College in North Carolina, along with some contact from Bridgewater.”
That puts Gibson in good shape for continuing his high school career. He also realizes that the hard work isn’t over. There’s still a senior season to play, assuming it kicks off as planned in February/March, and there’s a college career to look forward to. That’s when the real work begins.
Rian maintains a positive attitude about it all.
“I just have to continue working hard on the field and in the classroom and trusting in God that everything will work out for the best.”
– Andy Hilton